23 January, 2018
Article witten by SCN. Additional content from nypost.com.
An exotic dancer was sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing her rival in a strip club brawl, according to reports.
Rinita Linell Lowe, 25, pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree manslaughter for a June 2016 stabbing at Club Skinn in Portland, Oregon, according to Oregon Live.
Prosecutors said there was a history of bad blood between Lowe and the victim, Shantina Turner, whom she knew since childhood.
Lowe, then 23, arrived at Club Skinn the night of the stabbing after completing a shift as a dancer at Tommy Too's strip club.
In the club, the pair allegedly became involved in a tussle and Lowe pulled a knife on Turner, Oregon Live reported.
Turner's autopsy report revealed she was stabbed three times in the throat, news station KPTV reported.
Lowe said in court Monday that she did not intend to kill the 29-year-old.
"I apologize for my actions," Lowe said, according to Oregon Live.